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Bangor, Maine
Channels Analog: 36 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network
First air date 1991
Last air date March 31, 2010
Call letters' meaning (translator calls randomly assigned by the FCC)
Former callsigns W17BF (1991–1999)
Former affiliations TBN
Transmitter power 19.8 kW
Website http://www.tbn.org/

W36CK was a low-power television station licensed to Bangor, Maine. It was a repeater that broadcast programming from the Trinity Broadcasting Network, via satellite. The station broadcast on UHF channel 36, with no digital signal. W36CK was one of two TBN affiliates in Bangor, the other being WCKD-LP.

On March 13, 2006, the station applied for a construction permit to begin converting operations to digital television. Upon completion, the station was to have broadcast at 15 kW on Channel 36.

TBN took W36CK silent March 31, 2010, due to declining support, which has been attributed to the digital transition.[1] Its license was canceled on December 19, 2011, for remaining silent over a year.[2]


  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Re: W36CK, Bangor, ME" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.